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Cases for 3 Southern Utah men charged in Jan. 6 Capitol breach linger in court

Additional details have come to light as the separate cases move through the court system.

(U.S. Department of Justice via St. George News) Willard Jake Peart (shown below red arrow) inside U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C on Jan. 6 2021.

Three individuals from Southern Utah are among the more than 700 indicted in federal court in connection with the breach of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. As the cases continue to move through the court, additional details have come to light, including information contained in the indictment of a Toquerville man who was in Washington, D.C., that day.

St. George News has gathered information about where each case stands, including details about charges, incarceration and convictions.

Willard Jake Peart

Willard Jake Peart, 46, of Toquerville, was indicted on several charges on April 20, including one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing on a Capitol building and one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority. He was arrested by FBI agents in St. George two days later.

To read more about Peart and the others charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, visit St. George News.

This article is published through the Utah News Collaborative, a partnership of news organizations in Utah that aim to inform readers across the state.

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